17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,(A)
    but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips(B)
    and spreads slander is a fool.

19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
    but the prudent hold their tongues.(C)

20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,
    but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,
    but fools die for lack of sense.(D)

22 The blessing of the Lord(E) brings wealth,(F)
    without painful toil for it.(G)

23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,(H)
    but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.

24 What the wicked dread(I) will overtake them;(J)
    what the righteous desire will be granted.(K)

25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone,
    but the righteous stand firm(L) forever.(M)

26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke(N) to the eyes,
    so are sluggards to those who send them.(O)

27 The fear of the Lord adds length to life,(P)
    but the years of the wicked are cut short.(Q)

28 The prospect of the righteous is joy,
    but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.(R)

29 The way of the Lord is a refuge for the blameless,
    but it is the ruin of those who do evil.(S)

30 The righteous will never be uprooted,
    but the wicked will not remain in the land.(T)

31 From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom,(U)
    but a perverse tongue(V) will be silenced.

32 The lips of the righteous know what finds favor,(W)
    but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.(X)

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